June 09, 2008 | Med Union plan faces Arab skepticism
A number of Arab countries are worried that if they join the EU's planned Mediterranean Union together with Israel, it would imply a normalisation of bilateral relations, with the Algerian foreign minister stressing that an overall vision for the project still has to be agreed.
June 09, 2008 | Letters on a Referendum
It has been a busy few weeks in the EU circles, as the Irish Referendum is almost here. The EUD President has sent a number of Letters to the Editor to the Irish Press, and here you have a chance to see them.
June 05, 2008 | Last chance for a referendum in Britain
There are three key events next week that are absolutely crucial for Britain's future relationship with the EU. The first is Stuart Wheeler judicial review to be heard on Monday, 9 June and Tuesday, 10 June in the High Court. The review concerns the Government's decision to break its promise of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
June 04, 2008 | European Parliament seeks 'new era' for foreign policy
The European Parliament is seeking to bolster its role in the bloc's common foreign and security policy (CFSP), with senior MEPs saying it is time for Europe to become a "player and not just a payer" on the world stage.
May 30, 2008 | French opposition to Turkey's bid to the EU is reinforced
The lower house of the French parliament on Thursday (29 May) approved an amendment to constitutional reforms that could make it compulsory for France to hold a referendum on large countries joining the EU, in a move targeting Turkey.
May 26, 2008 | Polls change in Ireland ahead of referendum
The gap between the "Yes" and the "No" camps ahead of the EU treaty referendum in Ireland has narrowed, according to the latest poll published on Sunday (25 May).
May 26, 2008 | Ireland's Referendum Commission misleading the voters
They have a very good tradition in Ireland of letting a neutral body, the Referendum Commission, explain it.
May 26, 2008 | Irish Referendum Meeting on Youtube
As the Irish Referendum nears its date, the EUD invites you to take a look on Youtube.
May 20, 2008 | Spain attacks Italy over minority rights
Italy and Spain have quarreled over Rome's plans to tighten up its immigration policies as part of a bid to tackle rising tensions among Italians towards migrants from Romania.
May 16, 2008 | Italy, Greece and Belgium may harm Euro
Public debt in eurozone countries should be monitored more strictly, as high-debt states may undermine the stability of the whole monetary union, Dutch finance minister Wouter Bos has said, in remarks echoing earlier warnings that future expenditure arising from aging populations could pose a risk to the survival of the euro.
May 13, 2008 | 'Yes' campaign launched in Ireland
The Irish government has launched its campaign in favour of the EU treaty with the new prime minister, Brian Cowen, calling for a "yes" vote in next month's referendum.
May 13, 2008 | Bonde's last speech in the Parliament
Last Thursday, 8 May, Mr. Jens-Peter Bonde officially withdrew from his MEP seat.
Following our latest news on EBPS, the office sent us a wide range of documentation, comprising the communication between representatives of the schemes and various MEPs and officials. Reading this documentation did nothing to change our perception on their activity more than ever we are surprised now that so many high ranking figures of the Parliament have failed to note several important issues with the scheme.
May 07, 2008 | Bonde's Political Testament
Jens-Peter Bonde is leaving the Parliament, but not politics altogether. While he will focus now on leading the EUDemocrats, he wants to leave behind a 10 point legacy a political testament. In it he names the most needed reforms and changes that the European Union needs.
May 05, 2008 | The next President of Europe
It is nice to see that every European newspaper and the electronic media have a big coverage of the election of a new US President almost every day. It is only sad that they cover even the selection of candidates for the American elections in every local town, and not the election of the President for Europe!
May 05, 2008 | Eurozone report heralds ten year anniversary for EURO
The European Commission is this week to present an overview of the eurozone as it approaches its tenth anniversary amid strong differences between member states on the role of the European Central Bank.
May 02, 2008 | Censorship in the European Parliament!
Following the story on the alleged lobbying office recently found within the European Parliament on April 30, EUD President Jens-Peter Bonde decided to pay a visit to the European Business and Parliament Scheme (EBPS). After all, the opportunity to test the transparency of the scheme was not to be missed. EUD fell short of expectations when the scheme's representatives denied us the right to take a picture of their premises. Censorship manifested itself at the heart of European Union the perpetrators: employees of a scheme that builds up its legitimacy claims on unsteady arguments.
April 28, 2008 | As polls narrow, Irish PM warns of 'disaster' if EU treaty defeated
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has issued a stark warning on the consequences of rejecting the EU treaty as the latest poll shows a narrowing gap between the yes and no side.